Creativity sparks in this shimmering collage.
Rich Crimson scarlet and pools of Viridian green.
Threads of gold, delicate threads of Japanese papers mingle with thick layers of encaustic wax.
…. how was this created? what Was I thinking?
Painting away. Creating.
Playing the colors, the tones.
In quietness – Collaging, pulling the threads of paper apart, gluing.
Then a song crept into my head.
Threads of Silence
“Threads of Silence“ by Karise Eden played first in my mind, in repeat.
It wouldn’t let me go.
I gave up trying.
And just put the song on play, in real life.
And let it go.
Karise Eden has a lovely velvety voice; full of depth.
The depth, is what I love most.
Rich. Layer upon layer upon layer.
Though I can’t play one note of music, sing, hum or whistle ….. I can, recognise creative artistry when I see or hear it.
Color fills the air with each note Karise sings.
The tones rise and fall, the full range of expressive emotions carry you along with her on the journey.
With her honey rich sound – Karise makes me think of the timeless singers Aretha, Tina Turner.
In a IG post a few weeks back, she included:
“In a world full of Kardashians be a Janis.”
Many, of my articles are themed around this very concept.
About being original.
Being no one’s ‘parrot.’
Speaking your own words. Not what “they” tell you, you should be saying!
Expressing in paint what you yourself have to say. So, I enjoyed that quote immensely.
I also like Karise’s version of “Hallelujah” available itunes as well.
Who is Karise Eden?
A young, vocally gifted, Ozzie singer. She grew up in New South Wales, Australia and went on to overcome personal hardships, to win The Voice 2012 in Australia.
What were the techniques and the materials used?
The initial painting was a watercolor underpainting on Arches paper.
The Colors: Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Gold, Viridian, Phalo Green.
Black ink was applied over the paints.
Then Gloss medium followed. It was allowed to dry.
Acrylic gold paint was next.
Thick liberal applications of uncolored encaustic wax was applied with palette knife.
Swathes of sculptural forms of wax formed and while still malleable and warm
the teased apart paper threads were suspended across a few targeted forms.
These Threads, were used to bridge the gaps of silence.
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